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Olympus Digital Voice Recorder WS-852, Silver
- High quality recording
- USB Direct connection
- MP3 recording format
- 4gb internal memory
- Micro SD card slot
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Superb stereo quality with the True Stereo Mic
The True Stereo Mic with two directional microphones positioned at a 90 degree layout, enables highest quality recording with an authentic stereo experience. By differentiating the position and the distance of the speakers in meetings and conferences the recording is highly precise, letting you feel as if you are actually in the recording scene
Intelligent Auto Mode automatically adjusts microphone sensitivity
With previous models, it was necessary to adjust the microphone sensitivity according to the recording environment, such as the number of people or the size of the meeting space. The new Intelligent Auto Mode function makes it easier for users by automatically adjusting the microphone sensitivity according to the volume of the speaker. To set this function, simply select 'Auto' for the recording level from the menu.
Simple Mode, perfect for beginners
The recorder supports two different types of users. The Simple Mode supports beginners by having the recorder display only the necessary information in large font. It also limits the functions in the menu to those which are frequently used. For advanced users, the Normal Mode with full functionality is recommended.
USB direct connection without requiring a cable
The WS-852 can connect directly to a computer via the built-in USB connector. This makes it possible to easily save data anytime, anywhere without the need to bring along a USB cable. Furthermore, WS-852 is equipped with a protective cover to keep dust out of the connectors.
The built-in stand prevents surface vibration
The built in stand placed on the back of the body is carefully designed to reduce the noise from the surface when the recorder is placed on a table. It works much like a kickstand and allows users to read the menu without having to look down at the recorder.
Voice Filter makes playback more clearly.
The voice filter reduces the prominent noise produced when amplifying small sounds. By eliminating the lower and higher frequency, the voice is even more enhanced
Long battery life. Lots of storage.
By developing low power consumption circuits, battery life is significantly improved. Users can rely on the recorder for over 100 hours of battery life & 1,000 hours of storage space.
|Memory||Internal - 4GB, External - micro SD (MAX 32GB)||Internal - 8GB, External - micro SD (MAX 32GB)|
|PC Connectivity||USB Direct||USB Direct|
|Battery Required / Battery Charge||AAA alkaline battery x2, or AAA Ni-MH rechargeable battery x2 (2 x AAA alkaline batteries included) / No||AAA alkaline battery x2, or AAA Ni-MH rechargeable battery x2 (2 x AAA Rechargeable batteries included) / Yes with direct USB|
|Recording Time / Battery Life (Recording)||1040 hours / 110 hours||2080 hours / 110 hours|
|Simple Mode / Voice activated recording||Yes / Yes VCVA Voice Sync||Yes / Yes VCVA Voice Sync|
|Low Cut Filter / Noise Cancellation||Yes / No||Yes / Yes|
|Voice Balancer / Voice Filter||No / Yes||Yes / No|
|Calendar Search / File Divide / Index Mark||Yes / Yes / Yes (Max 99)||Yes / Yes / Yes (Max 99)|
|Size, Weight (including battery)||4.4" x 1.5" x .71", 2.72 oz.||4.4" x 1.5" x .71", 2.72 oz.|
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|Item Dimensions||4.4 x 0.71 x 1.5 in||7 x 4.3 x 1.4 in||4 x 1.5 x 0.4 in||3.94 x 1.06 x 0.43 in||4.4 x 0.71 x 1.5 in||4.3 x 1.5 x 0.7 in|
Stereo recorder that is easy to use. High quality recording with 90 degree microphones to capture true, clear sound. Simple mode for beginners ensures ease of use with quick access to the most frequently used features.
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The device itself is very easy to operate and the included USB is SO handy! I have amassed a ridiculous amount of USB cords to various tech items, so I love that I don't have another one to add to the pile. Creating and managing your recordings is super easy, and you even have "folders" to separate the recordings into, which is very helpful if you are taking several classes in a day or are sitting in on various meetings/conferences and you would like that extra organization. So whichever folder you began recording in is the same folder that it is kept in when you upload the recordings onto your computer.
The recorder also has a small retractable prop sort of thing that allows you to prop the recorder off of the desk/table at a slight angle.
AND if you aren't interested in keeping your recordings for very long, there is an aux input so you can relisten to the recordings as well as a speaker. Erasing old recordings is simple as well, as it allows you to decide to delete a specific recording or all of the recordings within a specific "folder"
First, it is capable of holding 4 gigs of recordings (you can get the next model up if you need twice that). Second, it has a built-in USB connection that stays safely covered until you push the release lever - and you don't even need a cable. The mic is stereo, placed at 90 degree angles so you get great sound whether you're recording yourself, an interview, or an entire room. Playing back, you can hear distant conversation and once its downloaded into your computer (in space-saving mp3 format) it's even better.
I work with my collaborator over Skype every day so I set the recorder directly on the computer - it has a small fold-out stand that helps you avoid vibration. We tried normal conversation, a reading we needed to record for our radio show, and having our cats speak to each other. Everything recorded beautifully. Later, I had my husband talk to me from twenty feet away while he was in the kitchen with the water running and the air conditioner in the living room was on full tilt. Playing back, I understood every word he said. (There is an Auto Mode, which allows the mic to adjust itself to the sound level automatically. It's worth its weight in gold!)
One of the things I like most about this intuitive little machine is that I can simply set it on Simple Mode and not have to worry about figuring out everything it can do. This is fantastic for the car. I'm a writer and am usually hit by ideas when I'm driving and it's simply too hard to fumble with my phone to record them. With this recorder, I can feel the keys without looking and simply hit the record button and stop button as needed. Or set it to record at the sound of my voice.
Finally, this recorder is easy on batteries. You can record for about 100 hours and store 1000 hours of recordings on one set of batteries. If you need a voice recorder, you can't go wrong with this Olympus!
It's a shame considering it looks so much nicer and is so much easier to use and transfer the audio to my PC.